Diet and Weight Loss

Best Ways to Eat Healthy while Vacationing in Europe

Apr 26 2017 - 12:02pm
Eating Healthy in Europe

When on a vacation, you may find that there are a lot of temptations that you may become prone to, especially in regards to food and drink. When in a foreign country, testing the local food is part of the experience, but for the sake of your health you shouldn’t get carried away. If you struggle with maintaining a healthy diet while on holiday, here are some practical tips.

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22 Diet Soda Alternatives that Won't Damage Your Brain or Add to Your Waistline

Apr 21 2017 - 7:45pm
Diet Soda Alternatives

Recent news suggests that people who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who rarely drink them and other research indicated that diet soda actually leads to weight gain and the potential for heart disease and diabetes. Scary statistics to say the least, so you may want to consider a few healthy alternatives.

Before we move on consider looking at these three stories about diet soda.

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Not Every Weight Loss Plan Is Sustainable, Ask These 4 Questions

Apr 21 2017 - 2:16pm
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The desire to look smart or athletic provokes effort to lose weight. Weight loss not only has cosmetic advantage, among those in whom it is necessary, but it improves their health status. The end however doesn’t always justify the means, as certain weight loss plans are not sustainable, may precipitate other health conditions, or a combination of these.

Available are ‘mixtures,’ ‘shakes,’ ‘herbs,’ all commercially prepared to help weight loss. Neither am I recommending nor discouraging them.

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3 recipes with ginger that will help you loose weight naturally

Apr 9 2017 - 1:27am
3 recipes with ginger that will help you loose weight

Anyone, who is trying to shed those extra kilos, would much rather prefer to loose weight naturally, without some of the side effects of taking weight loss tablets. So, instead of resorting to weight loss medications why not try consuming more ginger? Science says ginger can help you loose weight naturally.

A study on 10 overweight men, who consumed 2 grams of ginger powder dissolved in hot water after breakfast, showed that the subje

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Understanding the increased risks to your health due to excess weight

Apr 6 2017 - 4:36pm
Risks of excess weight

Excess body weight increases the risk of the main health problems such as diabetes, cancer, and depression. The good news is that losing some of the extra weight can reduce the risk of acquiring those diseases.

In this article, we are going to explore the most common diseases linked to excess weight and the risks linked to excess body fat.

1. Depression Disease and Risk

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Combat Obesity with Broccoli - How Broccoli Defeats Obesity

Mar 13 2017 - 4:01pm

Broccoli is more than just a high-fiber, low calorie food. It also contains a powerful phytochemical that can help defeat obesity.

I’m sure most of us can still hear our moms saying “Eat Your Broccoli – it’s good for you.” As always, mom knows best.

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2 Healthier Alternatives to Cheese for Your Kitchen

Mar 12 2017 - 12:34pm
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In recent news, listeria's claimed another food product. Cheese itself isn't as healthy for you when you consider the alternatives. While you're forced to stay away from your favorite cheese brand, why not try these healthier choices that taste and act just like cheese when used as ingredients in larger dishes?

It seems like every other week there's a food recall for something you would've thought was safe and immune to contamination. A week or two ago, a soy-based peanut butter was recalled due to E.

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Can't Lose Weight? It’s Not You, It's Your Brain

Mar 4 2017 - 10:36am
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When I was obese, it totally baffled me that I couldn’t lose weight - because I was capable in so many other areas. I had earned a PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. I had good friends, was happily married, and had run a marathon. And still, I found myself many nights in the grocery store paying for food I knew I shouldn’t eat, had vowed not to eat, and, yet, was about to sit in my car and eat. And for years nothing I tried worked.

In the United States alone, 108 million people are on a diet.

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7 whole grain foods and new information about how they work for weight loss

Feb 14 2017 - 1:35pm
Whole grain foods speed metabolism for weight loss,  study finds.

Whole grains have been suggested to work for weight loss and now we know more about how they work. Findings from researchers shows how switching from refined to whole grains helps the body get rid of calories.

Losing weight is no easy task, making the finding embracable for everyone.

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Losing Weight Isn't Just About Looking Good: Here are Some Health Benefits You Didn't Know You're Getting From Your Weight Loss Journey

Feb 12 2017 - 4:27am
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If you're trying to lose weight, here's some encouragement! Even if the pounds aren't falling fast, your body's actually getting a ton of health benefits you probably didn't know about.

Losing weight isn't easy. Think about it – it takes about 3,000 calories burned to lose a pound, and you're eating about 1500 calories everyday even while dieting.

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Drinking apple cider vinegar to treat diabetes

Feb 9 2017 - 10:58am
apple cider for diabetes treatment

Apple cider vinegar may be a popular addition to salad dressings and other recipes, but it also has a different side, as a possible good cure for managing diabetes.

Recent studies indicate that this vinegar may help regulate blood sugar levels and manage diabetes.

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Tested Practical Tips on Losing Weight on a Gluten Free Diet

Feb 4 2017 - 11:04pm
Gluten Free Bread

How can one achieve weight loss after going gluten free. In this story people from a Gluten Free Facebook group share gluten free weight loss success stories.

One member in this group this morning asked for tips to lose weight after going gluten free. Here are some success stories or tips from people who have lost weight while on a GF diet.

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Is maltodextrin gluten-free? Answers for celiac disease sufferers

Feb 2 2017 - 4:12pm

Are you struggling to figure out if maltodextrin is gluten-free and safe for those with celiac disease?

There is ongoing confusion among members of the gluten-free and celiac disease community about the safety of maltodextrin.

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Why you need to know the different types of alcohol rehabilitation

Jan 31 2017 - 4:55pm

If you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol addiction, the first step is admitting the need for help and evaluating the different types of rehab options.

It may seem like a small step, but it is essential to learn more about alcohol rehabilitation options. One of the biggest questions is what kind of treatment is the best choice.

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Coffee and tea can easily thwart your diet: Here's how

Jan 30 2017 - 9:07pm
Coffee, tea calories

Coffee and tea drinkers may be doing one thing wrong by adding extra calories. What researchers discovered could be thwarting your weight loss efforts.

Most people who drink coffee add a little something that can boost calorie intake. And it's sneaky the way those calories can add up.

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Dr. Oz 21-day weight loss breakthrough diet details

Jan 30 2017 - 2:24pm

Have you considered trying the new Dr. Oz weight loss diet challenge, and are you wondering about the details of the plan?

If you are struggling to lose weight and tired of fad diets that do not provide long-term results, then you may be interested in the new Dr. Oz 21-day weight loss breakthrough diet.

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5 diets that probably won't work: Look before you leap

Jan 29 2017 - 7:50pm
5 not so good diets to avoid

If you have tried dieting for weight loss and failed, know that you are not alone. Finding an eating plan that is nutritious and sustainable can be difficult. Instead of rounding up the best diets for 2017, we're doing the opposite.

Here are 5 diets you just need to avoid.

Detox diets

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How to safely handle alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Jan 24 2017 - 4:16pm

If you or a loved one is struggling with withdrawal symptoms because of an addiction, then you may want to pay attention to the following tips.

Whether you have realized that your drinking has gone from having a few drinks with friends on the weekend to drinking during the week in a strange bar or drinking alone at odd hours of the day, yo

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4 advanced tips for making healthy weight-loss meals taste good

Jan 23 2017 - 7:09pm
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Healthy eating should feel good and benefit your body, but can it also taste good?

If you are like most people on their weight loss journey, you will eventually get tired of eating bland and tasteless food that does little to please your taste buds.

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Stop asking your doctor for weight loss help

Jan 22 2017 - 1:33pm
Doctors fall short on education about obesity prevention, study finds.

We hear it over and over again. Speak with our doctor about a weight loss program. It turns out and analysis of medical licensing questions shows doctors know very little about obesity management or prevention.

A study published Dec. 29 in the journal Teaching and Learning in Medicine found doctors aren't taught about how to prevent or manage obesity.

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Another Reason Why Eating Your Vegetables Helps You Lose Weight and Fight Aging

Jan 20 2017 - 10:33am
vegetables, aging, free radicals, fat

Scientists from the University of Buffalo found something interesting about why you might be getting fatter as you get older (or at least, why it's easier for you to get fat). Here's what they found and what you can do to combat its effects.

It turns out there's another reason why you seem to get fatter as you get older – and it has nothing to do with metabolism.

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